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Avalide (irbesartan, hydrochlorothiazide) is a combination medication used to treat high blood pressure in patients for whom a single medication is not sufficient. It is taken once per day, with or without food as desired.
This product is suitable for patients age 18 and up; effects in younger patients have not been studied.
How Avalide Works
Avalide is meant to help reduce blood pressure. High blood pressure, if untreated, can lead to a range of cardiovascular issues, up to heart failure, kidney failure, heart attack, and stroke. High blood pressure is often symptom-free until a major medical event occurs, so it's important for patients to continue taking Avalide---or other anti-hypertension treatments---even if feeling fine.
Avalide has two active ingredients, which are:
Both of the above ingredients are available on their own and are good at fighting high blood pressure in their own right. Their combined effect---relaxing blood vessels and reducing overall blood volume---lower blood pressure, improve oxygen flow to the heart, and make it so the heart doesn't have to work as hard. These are all very beneficial effects in an individual who has hypertension.
There are generally three scenarios in which a patient may start taking Avalide:
Which leads to dosage and administration. Avalide is available in three strengths; 150/12.5 mg, 300/12.5 mg, and 300/25 mg irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide. Which tablet is taken depends on why a patient is taking Avalide.
If individual components were both taken separately:
If taking one component and adding another:
If starting hypertension therapy for the first time:
It takes two to four weeks of regular treatment for full benefit to be seen, hence the wait time before adjusting dosage. Tablets are taken just once per day and should be swallowed whole, with or without food according to personal preference.
Warnings & Side Effects
Avalide will lower blood pressure, which may cause patients to feel somewhat tired, weak, and be dizzy when rising from a sitting or laying position. As long as they're not severe these symptoms are normal and should stop occurring in the first few weeks of treatment.
Doctor attention is warranted if experiencing severe tiredness, fainting, and muscle or joint pain.
Rarely more serious side effects develop which call for immediate medical attention:
Avalide can interact with a range of other medications. Of most concern are:
Always double-check with a doctor or pharmacist before mixing medications while taking Avalide.
This product is known to cause birth defects and should not be taken by pregnant women. Effects on nursing infants is less clear; discuss risks with a doctor.